For those of you who don’t know about Tom’s shoes, you are in for a trend-setting treat. TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.
Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. While you may think there are many other areas worth concentrating on, consider this:
A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they causey other areas which are more important to concentrate on, consider this…
Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.
We are all forced to wear shoes in our everyday life, why not purchase a shoe that speaks a message that you helped someone. A simple yet functional way to help a child in need.
Today, April 8th, TOMS Shoes is asking you to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes barefoot, to experience a life without shoes first-hand, and to help spread awareness of the impact a simple pair of shoes can bring to a child’s life.
For more information or to see how you can help even if you can’t go barefoot, follow the link: